|Tool: 3:4:5 Triangles - Math Open Reference||
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An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate the properties of a 3:4:5 triangle - one of the Pythagorean triples. The applet shows a right triangle that can be resized by dragging any vertex. As it is dragged, the remaining vertices change so that the triangle's side remain in the ratio 3:4:5.
The text on the page has an example of how the triangle can be used to measure a right angle on even large objects.
Applet can be enlarged to full screen size for use with a classroom projector. After use in the classroom, student can access it again from any web browser at home or in the library with no login required.
This resource is a component of the Math Open Reference Interactive Geometry textbook project at http://www.mathopenref.com.
|Technology Type:||Java Applet|
|Cost:||Does not require payment for use|
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|Courses:||Geometry||Right, Special right triangle, Pythagorean theorem|